UTS collaboration BT&P: CANTO’s 33rd Annual General Meeting & Mini Expo
From the 29th till 31st January, 2017, CANTO will hold its 33rd Annual General Meeting & Mini Expo. CANTO members will convene in Curaçao for this three day meeting, which will be held at the Renaissance Hotel & Casino.
The event will be co-hosted by United Telecommunication Services – Curaçao (UTS) and Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post (BT&P). Top executive telecommunication operators and suppliers from over 34 countries will focus on the theme for this year’s meeting titled: “Re-imagining ICT as a Tool for National Growth and Development”. Re-imagining ICT is high on CANTO’s agenda; its focus lies on achieving ICT connectivity beyond the modernization of societies as a catalyst for real economic change, both in the region as well as worldwide.
In this effort all the stakeholders involved have the responsibility of encouraging creators, developers and consumers to take advantage of the dynamism of ICT and expand their thought process to view all possibilities. This dynamism will require a paradigm shift, fostering an environment which stimulates the creativity required for the development of national and regional markets. The objective of this year’s theme is to connect more of what stakeholders do with the goals and ambitions of the markets served.
The ever-changing field of technology has made the world more accessible as information is easily and rapidly exchanged. CANTO is at the forefront of this movement and will encourage dialogue amongst its membership to re-imagine ICT in all its different spheres which would promote national growth and development.
CANTO members will also discuss the activities of the Secretariat in 2015/16 and create a working plan for the 2016/17 financial year. The packed agenda features, the Board of Directors’ meeting, eight working committee meetings and the AGM proceedings. There will also be a special Mini Expo with telecom suppliers exhibiting their products and services at the intimate gathering.
CANTO is recognized as the leading trade association of the ICT sector for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean. Founded in 1985 as a non-profit association of 8 telephone operating companies, CANTO has now grown to over 123 accredited members, including BT&P, in more than 34 countries. CANTO has provided opportunities, facilitated introductions and enabled sustainable platforms for companies all over the world.
For more information about CANTO, registration for the meeting and the program of activities for this event consult the CANTO website. Or go directly to the respective pages Registration and Agenda.
(Source: CANTO. Publication period BT&P: 2017)